Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Design Notes: A color painting of the player fills most of the card; his name is at the top. A Goudey seal and ad is at the bottom. The backs provide a lengthy write-up on the player and another advertisement for Goudey gum products.
Parallels and Similars: There are no parallels in this set, but there have been reprints and throwback issues over the years.
Distribution: Cards were sold in penny packs with gum.
Thoughts: The art is attractive and fun, and a good bit of thought went into the write-up on the back compared to prior card releases. As Goudey's first issue, this is a great collectible not only for its history and player selection, but also its appearance.
Additional Links: PSA Card Facts has a good explanation of the set, and Old Cardboard has a page for the issue.